Riding in front of the monorail..

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  • #103433

    Do they still let families do this? I think I remembwred hearing about them not allowing it after the monorail crash.

    #103435

    I believe only in Disneyland. They stopped doing that at WDW.

    #103437

    starbee
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    I am 99% sure they no longer allow this at WDW. I actually thought they stopped it before the monorail crash, sometime after 9/11, but @sej101 is probably the guy to talk to :monorail:

    #103438

    Thank you. I had thought it wasnt allowed anymore, but thought I’d ask in case I was wrong.

    #103440

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    Yep, that’s correct. Ever since the crash in ’09, no riding in the cockpit. If you ask a CM or a Pilot, they will let you in and look around a bit if there’s enough time before takeoff. Disneyland you can still ride in the cockpit if 1) you ask and 2) the conditions are favorable.

    #103457

    dngnb8
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    Because the system is not recognized as a form of public trans, you can no longer ride in front. Nobody is allowed to ride with the driver on trains.


    #103592

    jman410_89
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    I remember riding in the front of the cabin on the :monorail: I still have the card but oh well it was fun anyway.

    #103610

    steve
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    You can ride in the front in Disneyland. My family enjoyed this moment when we were there in November 2018. In WDW, you cannot ride in the front.

    #103764

    Thank you all for your help. I have a friend that is taking her daughter for the first time and looking for those little out of the way moments. My kids loved doing that on our trips.

    #103766

    SEJ101
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    Here’s an idea, ask for some Monorail cards! Most of the Monorail CMs carry them and they’re a neat, free souvenir. ;)

    #103769

    Thanks! I’ll pass that on.

    #104920

    I still have a card somewhere, but I didn’t know that they still existed with the cast members. Will look into trying to get one more on my next trip. Thanks for the tip!

    #108257

    My kids got to ride twice and my husband and I one time before they closed down riding in the front. I totally understand why they did, but it was such a thrill to be able to ride up front in the :monorail: and :wave: to everyone.

    #108298

    We did it once back in the 90’s. It was a cool experience for sure!

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